April 7, 2008 3:08 PM Subscribe
Help me to become a shadow...
posted by Parasite Unseen to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I recently became friendly with a friend-of-a-friend, and she's invited me to come to a Neverland (ala Peter Pan, not Michael Jackson) themed party next month. Costuming is required. The story of Peter Pan is full of characters that would be incredibly easy to costume (pirates, "Indians", etc.), but I'm hoping to be a little bit more creative and go with a character that I can be confident that no one else would attempt, as I'm trying to make an impression and there will be a lot of people at this party that I've never met before.
I was considering going as Peter's rebellious shadow, but I've thus far been stumped as to how I could portray this without looking like I was dressed as a ninja (bad) or in blackface (much, much worse). The hivemind is full of consistently creative people, so I was hoping that one of you could point me in the right direction. How does a man become a shadow? Alternately, what are some other costumes that fit the theme but will likely be unusual? I had considered going as the Jolly Roger (the ship), but determined that it would ultimately be too bulky and not conducive to partying, so if there's a way that I could do that while still retaining party capacity, I'd be interested in hearing it.